Charcoal has been into medicinal use for over thousands of years.
The ancient Egyptians used it as a poultice to clean wounds. The Hindus used it for filtration of water.In the 18th century, pharmacists and chemists studied charcoal to discover its abilities to provide protection from toxins. Presently, activated charcoal (one of the processed forms) is used in water filters as well as an antidote for poison.
Recently, charcoal has gained popularity for the skin benefits it provides.
Fun Fact: Processed charcoal is included as an important ingredient in natural soaps and cleansers throughout the world.
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Activated Charcoal Health Benefits:
- For Acne:
Activated charcoal soap is known to be highly beneficial in the treatment of acne. It not only aids the removal of toxins, but also removes skin impurities thus helping in the treatment of acne. It even clears facial marks resulting from acne.
- Reduces Pore Size:
If you tend to spend a lot of time outdoors in the smoke, dust and pollution, you might notice dirt settling over your pores making them more noticeable and enlarged in appearance. After a certain period, these pores can be seen clearly on the face. Charcoal soap is the best solution for this. It not only extracts the dirt and grime, but also treats clogged pores and reduces their size.
- Makes Skin Tighter And Firmer:
Loose skin indicates the initiation of old age. It is important to take essential steps at the earliest. Charcoal has the quality to make the skin firmer and tighter at a rapid pace.
- Prevents Premature Aging:
Charcoal soap is an effective way to stop premature aging. It helps to do away with the wrinkles and fine lines, thus preventing you from looking old and having a dull, tired face.
- Clears Skin Blemishes:
Regular use of charcoal soap can provide amazing results for a blemish-free skin. Again, it does this effectively by removing impurities and toxins from the skin. It also exfoliates the skin.
- Treats Psoriasis:
Being an excellent exfoliant, with the ability to remove dead skin cells along with the extraction of dirt and grime, charcoal soap also treats psoriasis and eczema. It is effective for the treatment of dry, cracked skin. It some cases, it also prevents the disease from recurring.
- Treats Dandruff:
Charcoal soap has the unique property of functioning as a soap and shampoo. When used as a shampoo, it helps treat skin conditions like dandruff and dry scalp. It produces a rich lather to provide a pampered and luxurious feel to the skin.